Region
in Verdun, Burgundy & Loire Valley
Wine Tasting
Heritage & History

This itinerary gives a nice overview of the center of France: the Verdun WWI battlefields, the wine and heritage of Burgundy, and ending in the Loire Valley with its gardens, castles and sweet life. 

Includes

9 nights 6 in premium B&Bs & 3 nights in a boutique-hotel that we personally selected for you
A rental car with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 10 days
A «Table d’Hôtes» dinner, with your Hosts and fellow travelers
The assurance that you can contact us at any time, for any reason, while you're in France
A guidebook made for you and all road maps with recommended itineraries, activities & visits
FJFY App all your trip, contacts, GPS destinations, weather… in your smartphone
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Teresa & Garry
Laura and Emilie started working with us to develop a trip in July of 2020, but the trip had to be postponed because of COVID. Nonetheless they kept everything in place and made …
Duration
10 days
Price
US$ 3 160
Per traveler, including taxes,
based on double occupancy.

Your accommodations

Pictures of the specially selected accommodations

Step by step

Paris Loire Valley Burgundy Verdun

This trip starts in or around Paris. We will organize the car pick up for your best convenience. After about 2hr30 drive from Paris CDG Airport, you will arrive in the Verdun region.

The Verdun Region - World War I

  • Stay for 3 nights in a comfortable Boutique-Hotel owned by a lovely couple, in the very center of the town of Verdun, and within walking distance to the Cathedral, bars, shops and restaurants.
  • You will spend a morning with a passionate private guide who will take you to the main war sites around Verdun. The program will be tailor-made to your wishes between the Argonne War area (including the Romagne Sous Montfaucon US Cemetery) and the Verdun war sites (such as the Douaumont Ossuary or Verdun Memorial). This is the best way to learn more and better understand this part of history.
  • In the Verdun region, you will also taste delicious local products, relax in nice bars by the Meuse canal and why not even taste some Côte de Meuse wine.
  • Your next step is Burgundy, about a 3hr30 drive from Verdun - we will plan for you to learn about Joan of Arc on the way.
Paris Loire Valley Burgundy Verdun

Burgundy Wines & Gastronomy

  • You will reside for 3 nights in a beautiful mansion, surrounded by a vast park in the Côtes de Nuits vineyards. One night, you will enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by your hosts.
  • We will provide you with all the detailed itineraries you need to discover the authentic and charming region of Burgundy. This region is much more than its vineyards: winding roads leading to tiny timeless villages - some of them the "Most Beautiful Villages of France" - will give you a real feel for this region.
  • To discover the Burgundy vineyard trails, we plan for you to spend an afternoon on a bike to discover Burgundy wines. You will make several stops on the way to taste wine. Santé!
  • Dijon has kept a lot of ancient monuments and houses, yet it is a very lively modern city and full of charm. Taste some local cheeses, the "Epoisse" at the cheese factory or stroll around Beaune, from cellars to ramparts.
Paris Loire Valley Burgundy Verdun

The Loire Valley Sweet Life

  • On Day 7, drive 3hr30 to the Loire Valley. This region and its people will welcome you with its renowned "sweet life", its castles and gardens, and its famous gastronomy and wines.
  • Stay for 3 nights in a charming and romantic Renaissance castle in the heart of the Loire region. The perfect place to be introduced to the "Castle Country," enjoying the warm welcome of the owners themselves.
  • Touraine is also famous for its vineyards – Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray and many more – and we have planned for a special wine tasting. You will have the opportunity to taste different wines in a privately owned 16th century castle, accompanied by some local specialties.
  • We will craft your days for you to enjoy a bit of everything the Loire Valley has to offer: its famous castles to some hidden beauties, lovely towns and farmers markets, quiet strolls in unique gardens...

After this, you may want to come back and spend more time in France !

 

Activities included

private guide in Argonne

Private Guide on the WWI Sites near Verdun

Spend a day with a private guide specialized in World War I history in Argonne & Verdun area. We will be happy to tailor make your program if you wish.

wine and bike in burgundy

Burgundy Wine & Bike Tour

Spend an afternoon with a guide who will take you wine tasting in Côte de Beaune famous vineyards...and wineries of course.

wine tasting in the Loire

A Wine Tasting in a castle in the Loire

Visit a family-owned 16th century castle and winery surrounded by over 100 acres of vineyards and forests.
Enjoy a commented tasting of the wines with some local-product snacks.

Customize this tour

We are glad to customize this itinerary to include additionnal night stays, extra activities or any specific request you have.

YOUR Guide Book

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Lynne & Jeff
In 2013 I had 2 big reasons to plan a trip to France: a new grand baby boy in Avignon, and I wanted to surprise my husband with a trip to Normandy. He absolutely loves anything and everything he can find to read or watch that is related to WWII. So, I started exploring online for a custom tour designer that could put together a great itinerary for …
Leslie
There are not enough superlatives for our experience with Emilie. Prompt correspondence and thorough questions led to the perfect vacation for my family. Her choice of hotels in Paris and Provence were exactly what I would have chosen on my own. Her tour guide recommendations were spot on. The fact that she arranged all of our transfers, train …
Maroun
I cannot say enough good things about Emilie and "France Just for You". We spent 15 days in France in June to celebrate our special anniversary and it was more than perfect. I found this superlative agency while browsing online, looking for a custom made trip to France that does not involve hopping on a tour bus with a large group of people, being …

Our Travelers’ Photos

Mary-Ann & Ruth
From the US
Meeting Emilie in Normandy
Ron
From the US
Cycling in the Loire Valley vineyards
Ginette and Craig
from the US
In Chaumont castle, Loire Valley
Cynthia & Roger
from the US
Wine Tasting in the Loire Valley
Theresa & Bill
From the US
Between the vineyards & the lavenders in Provence
Sally & Mike
From the US
With their hosts in the Loire Valley
Frederick
from Canada
Enjoying some cheese
Sheena & Anna
From the US
In Provence
Phyllis, Gyu & the boys
from Korea
in Nice
Andy
from the US
Enjoying a drink on a brasserie terrace in Paris
Muriel & Michael
from the US
In Utah Beach, Normandy
Scott
From Australia
Making "chou" buns in the Loire Valley